The Design Process
1. Initial Consultation
This takes place in your home.
Meet each other
Walk through of the space
Discuss: client ideas and tastes, budget, timeline, design fees
Gather measurements and take photos
This is sent via email after the initial consultation. It outlines the following details:
Scope of project
Specific services to be performed
Fees and billing
Project begins with receipt of the signed contract and a down payment.
3. Space Planning and Layouts
I do this work in my office using your room measurements (that I have already taken) to graph out your room to scale. Best case scenario for furniture (cabinets, etc.) sizes and placement is then decided and put into the graphed out room using a bird’s eye view so you can see how things will work in the space. You will receive two layout options, unless more are requested.
This is done after the layout for the room is confirmed)
Finishes, paint colors, hard surfaces, flooring, cabinets, light fixtures,
Furniture, rugs, lamps
Accessories and art
Appointments between designer and client/s occur periodically throughout the design process for the presentation of selections and to collaborate on next steps.
6. Management of project including:
Invoicing/billing and ordering
Sample procurement and returns
Shipping and delivery details
Overseeing placement of new furnishings
Communication with vendors, contractors, installers, delivery people, etc…
Stay tuned for my next blog: Why hire “Lorraine Interiors”?